The following is a press release:
Students and faculty at Christopher Academy are commencing a weeklong observation of Montessori Education Week this week.
Montessori Education Week is an annual event designed to promote increased awareness and respect for all children and the school is joining Montessori schools across the U.S. and around the world.
Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman physician in Italy, developed the child-centered, individualized approach more than a century ago, and the method remains cutting edge today. During the weeklong celebration the children at Christopher Academy will be talking about Dr. Montessori’s life, about the peaceful environment she wanted to create, and the students will be producing their own Montessori Materials.
Parents and professionals alike agree that the Montessori approach offers an environment, which reflects children’s natural development resulting in increased academic achievement to distinctions in their creativity, self-efficacy, and community contribution. Our classrooms have multi-age groupings, a rich and extensive curriculum implemented with hands-on materials, cross-discipline learning, and care of the global environment are just a few of these innovative characteristics, according to Henriette Petersen, Director of Operations, all in a school setting with a "family atmosphere."
To pay the school a visit or to find our more about the Montessori approach please contact the school office at 908-233-7447 for the Westfield campus or 908-322-4652 for the Scotch Plains office. Or join us at our Admissions Open House, March 14 @ 7:30pm at our Scotch Plains Campus, 1390 Terrill Rd, and April 11 @ 9:30am at our Westfield campus, 510 Hillcrest Avenue.
For more information go to: www.christopheracademy.com